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* Here's our feeling on the bios. We prefer them to be entertaining, but above all they should be useful. Hence we include email addresses and website where you can find the writers, if the writers agree to this. We don't like to list awards or graduate degrees unless they are useful for readers. (We suspect these are not useful for readers.) However, we are happy to list other places you might find these writers' work, and where they teach or work, if you want to find them and send them cash or love or creepy or dirty or just plain sweet photos.

Alice Bolin's fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in elimae, ABJECTIVE, thumbnail, Ninth Letter, and Octopus. Find her on Twitter: @alicebolin. [email]

Cody-Rose Clevidence, coming soon to a dumpster near you. [email]

Ark Codex is a book forthcoming from Calamari Press. [email] [website]

Jim Daniels' new and forthcoming collections include Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry (Carnegie Mellon University Press), From Milltown to Malltown, a collaborative book with photographs (Marick Press), All of the Above (Adastra Press), and Trigger Man, a new collection of short fiction (Michigan State University Press). [email]

Gabe Durham lives in Nashville, TN. "You, Tony" is from FUN CAMP, a novel-in-shorts forthcoming from Mud Luscious Press. You can read more of them in Hobart, Quick Fiction, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. [email] [blog]

Kelly Forsythe is currently living and writing in Chicago. She works for Wave Books doing online promotions and publicity and teaches at Columbia College Chicago. She has been published most recently in elimae and Columbia Poetry Review. [email]

J. A. Gaye is a preschool and elementary physical and special education teacher near Benton, Missouri, where he lives with Alfred, his Siberian Husky. Recently, he has become something of an amateur recurve bow archer. [email]

Brandi George's work, which has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Ruth Lilly 2010, have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as Cimarron Review, Fugue, Harpur Palate, Quercus, and Best New Poets 2010. She was born in rural Michigan, and currently resides in Tallahassee, where she is finishing her MFA. [email]

Joseph Mains was born in the Sonoran desert and lives in Portland, Oregon, where he co-curates the reading series Bad Blood. [email]

Alex Moody lives and dines in Beaufort, SC. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Southern Humanities Review, Johnny America, Pisgah Review, and FRESH YARN. [email] [website]

Trey Moody lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he co-curates The Clean Part Reading Series. The author of the chapbooks Climate Reply (New Michigan Press, 2010) and Once Was a Weather (Greying Ghost Press, forthcoming), his poems are in American Letters & Commentary, Best New Poets 2009, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, Third Coast, and Washington Square. [email]

Gregg Murray plays and lives and teaches and plays in Georgia. "The One and Only" is part of Muse A, a collection of poems currently looking for a loving, open, publishing home. Inquire within. [email]

Helen Phillips is the author of And Yet They Were Happy, and the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award and the Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, artist Adam Thompson. Her as-yet-untitled children's adventure novel is forthcoming Summer 2012. [email] [website]

Meg Reilly lives and writes in Chicago. Her work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, RHINO, So to Speak, and is forthcoming in Versal. She teaches at Columbia College Chicago.

Benjamin Rybeck has stories in past, present, and future issues of Ninth Letter, Natural Bridge, Guernica, and other cool places. He teaches creative writing at the University of Arizona, and is editor-in-chief of Sonora Review. [email]

Zachary Sifuentes is an artist and writer, and teaches poetry, altered books and letterpress arts at the Bow & Arrow Press, Harvard University. [email] [website]

Lytton Smith lives up a mountain in Garrison, NY, where he's working on a second book of poems, about the ways we're implicated in disaster response, and translating Kristin Ómarsdóttir's novel HERE from Icelandic for Open Letter Books. [email]

Curtis VanDonkelaar was born and raised in West Michigan, where most all his work is set, and where he still lives with one wife, two hermit crabs, and three cats. Before fiction, he studied the violin and worked in libraries, pizza joints, and as a freelance musician. He believes three cats are too many and works studiously upon two short story collections and two novels, one or more of which will someday be finished. [email] [website]

Sarah Viren lives in Iowa where she bakes bread, writes about warmer places and edits nonfiction for The Iowa Review. She has work in or forthcoming from Fourth Genre, Wags Revue and Mason’s Road. [email]

Joseph P. Wood is the author of two books—I & We (CW Books, 2010) and the forthcoming Fold of the Map (Salmon Poetry, 2012). He also has five chapbooks and has had poems recently in Boston Review, Hunger Mountain, Verse, Hotel Amerika, among others. [email] [blog]